By Matt Noonan
It was another busy Wednesday in the college lacrosse world and below is various game summaries from this afternoon and evening.
Endicott 13, WNE 12 – Sam Ozycz won 27 of 28 face-offs and scooped up 26 ground balls, both career-highs as the Gulls defeated the Golden Bears and claimed the Commonwealth Coast Conference regular season crown. Endicott’s Nick Pinciaro led all players with four goals, while Western New England’s Ryan Marcus registered a hat trick.
Wheaton 7, MIT 4 – Matthew Hillman led all scorers with a hat trick, while teammate Billy McNamara finished with four points (one goal, three assists). Chris Cook led MIT with three points (two goals, one assist).
WNE 19, Endicott 17 – Taylor Scialdone netted six strikes, Kelsey Sherman recorded four helpers as the Golden Bears edged the Gulls and claimed the Commonwealth Coast Conference regular season crown. Holly Davis paced Endicott with seven goals, while Kelly Tierney finished with six assists.
Lasell 20, Mount Ida 8 – Ashley Slattery netted five goals with one assist, while Britney Wuorio and Bridget Doherty each recorded four strikes as the Lasers defeated the Mustangs in the first round of the GNAC tournament.
Norwich 9, Emerson 8 (2OT) – Grace Fitzpatrick’s fifth goal at 2:47 in the second overtime period lifted the Cadets past the Lions in Boston. Emerson’s Tayllar Righini finished with a hat trick.
Simmons 12, Rivier 10 – Rachel Wallace netted her second and third strikes during the final three minutes to lift the Sharks to victory. Simmons will face-off against Norwich on Friday in the GNAC semifinals.
St. Joseph’s (ME) 17, Emmanuel 9 – The Monks jumped out to a 9-3 lead and never looked back as they defeated the Saints in Scarborough, Maine. Kristen Tuleja led Emmanuel with four goals, while Alexia Basile registered a hat trick.
Babson 20, MIT 7 – Misha Beatty recorded eight points (five goals, three assists), while Rachel Secrist finished with six points (five goals, one assist) as the Beavers defeated the Engineers in the NEWMAC quarterfinal. MIT’s Kira Schott finished the contest with a hat trick. With the win, Babson advances to Saturday’s semifinal and will face-off against Wheaton at noon.